The Tech industry clearly still has some work to do:
“There’s no better place to start than by looking at the pandemic’s effects on women in the tech industry, which is well-known for setting extremely difficult barriers for young women to build careers. To ensure there’s more than just anecdotal evidence of the new challenges facing women and underrepresented groups, Girls in Tech conducted a formal study: The Tech Workplace for Women in the Pandemic. And the results are just as gut-wrenching as every working woman would expect. “
Some of the findings definitely point to an industry that probably talks a lot about diversity, and eliminating bias, but the women in the field aren’t seeing it:
- When the top executive at the company is male, 85% of women reported burnout.
- 79% of working women with kids at home reported burnout
- Even with so many of us working from home 27% reported being sexually harassed.
- 41% have witnessed racial inequity in their workplace.
Nothing about those numbers sounds like a diverse, welcoming, workplace for women, and minority groups. Leaders, you need to be better than this.
How do you think your industry would fair in a survey like this?